Eric de Visscher has been active in several arts and music organisations in Belgium and France, most notably IRCAM, the musical institute of the Pompidou Centre in Paris, where he served as artistic director. From 2006 to 2016, he was director of the Musée de la musique (Philharmonie de Paris) and is now Andrew W. Mellon Visiting Professor at the V&A Research Institute (VARI).